Devon and Cornwall Police

Kilos of cocaine seized in proactive vehicle stop

Officers have seized around four and a half kilograms of cocaine near Exeter after they stopped a vehicle believed to be linked to the supply of drugs.

Serious and Organised Crime Operations stopped the car on the A30 shortly before 10pm on Monday 13 May and found the drugs on searching the vehicle.

The cocaine is believed to have an estimated street value of over £300,000...

Police in Torquay welcome new Inspector

Devon and Cornwall Police has appointed Chris Lithgow as the new Inspector in Torquay, heading up neighbourhood policing teams in the area.

“I know Torquay very well, having been brought up near Broadsands. I also spent part of my 16-year police career patrolling the area, answering emergency 999 calls and investigating serious crime”, said Inspector Lithgow, “this has provided me a...

Police in Totnes help fund essential equipment for local food bank

Devon & Cornwall Police officers in Totnes have made a £450 donation to a local food bank to help fund a new fridge freezer to enable the non-profit group to store more essential fresh items.

Stepping Stones Totnes provide a range of pantry items, toiletries and household cleaning products to those in need as either a one-off emergency parcel or over longer periods of time....

Devon and Cornwall police stations officially open enquiry offices

The drive to provide communities in East Devon with more ways to contact the police will be highlighted by a formal opening event at Honiton police station this week.

Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Alison Hernandez, promised to open 18 Police Enquiry Offices by 2025 and 13 of these are already up and running with others to follow....

Force showcases ground-breaking technology to The Princess Royal

Devon & Cornwall Police has showcased its ground-breaking technology that builds 3D imagery to assist with security and event planning to The Princess Royal.

On Thursday 15 February 2024, Senior Mapping Officer Robert Goldsmith and Firearms Inspector Billy Elliott were invited to present the Force’s geographic information system (GIS) technology at the Ordnance Survey (OS)...

Vandals responsible for 'senseless' graffiti slammed

The vandals responsible for offensive graffiti in Exmouth have been slammed for their ‘senseless’ behaviour.

New damage, including profanities, is being discovered every day at a toilet block in Phear Park, by officers at East Devon District Council (EDDC).

The authority is appealing to anyone with any information or descriptions of the vandals, particularly from first thing...

Police & Partners Support Self Defence Classes For Students In Barnstaple

Students at Petroc have been learning self-defence tips thanks to funding from the Barnstaple Safer Streets initiative.

Teenagers on the Level Two beauty courses at the Barnstaple campus have benefited from the practical lessons which build confidence and help them manage any aggressive behaviour or threat of harm, should they encounter it in daily life.

Led by course...

Devon and Cornwall Police welcomes new Assistant Chief Constable

Devon and Cornwall Police welcomes a new Assistance Chief Constable today, Monday 6 March.

Assistance Chief Constable Dave Thorne is no stranger to the Force, after joining Devon & Cornwall Police in 1999 where he spent the next 21 years before being appointed as Assistant Chief Constable in South Wales Police in June 2020.

Dave’s early career path predominantly lay in...

Arrests made during proactive drugs operation in Devon and Cornwall

Earlier today, Wednesday 31 August, Devon & Cornwall Police carried out nine warrants as part of an ongoing investigation into the supply of Class A and B drugs.

Eight people were arrested in East Devon and North Cornwall and items including mobile devices, vehicles, cash and multiple kilograms of suspected drugs have been seized as part of the investigation.

Two men and...

Devon and Cornwall returns for a second season

The ratings winning show ‘ Devon and Cornwall’ is set to return for a second season.

The series, which will air on Channel 4 at 8pm on June 8th, sets out to reveal life in this beautiful corner of England beyond that enjoyed by the millions of tourists and holidaymakers that visit each year.

The unique landscape – with empty beaches and windswept moors, rolling fields and...